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at the internals of the washington post poll, i doubt that obama will carry virginia. don't know if it's the economy or the benghazi. where we had this strange story over the weekend that the secretary of defense apparently refuse to obey the president's order, if the president is telling the truth and he instructed his assistants to get aid to benghazi, we're now being told that the secretary of defense canceled that. i think these type of things drag down the president. you notice that he's cancelling his trips over the hurricane. he didn't cancel his trips over benghazi and you have to wonder, between benghazi, the price of gasoline and unemployment, just how much the burden the president is going to carry into this last week. >> he does have a burden. as you point, with a lot of those stories coming out. at the same time, he's built up a lead in some of these battleground states. according to a wealth polls that we have seen across the country. it raised the prospect of governor romney winning the popular vote. losing the electoral college. republicans won't exceaccept th is he rig
and into the polling booth for barack obama. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> reporter: with a 96% approval rating among black voters, though -- >> four more years! four more years! >> reporter: you may wonder why it's necessary. the reason? while support for the president among the democratic faithful remains high, this time, there's a decidedly different feel than that of election night 2008, a historic moment for the country as a whole, but a particularly meaningful one in the african-american community. >> i can't believe it! >> reporter: the tears flowed freely. raw emotion, hard for many to truly explain. thoughts of the legacy of slavery, jim crow and overcoming. converging in one epic instant. >> my dad, he cried, my household was very emotional. my family got together. >> i called my pops. it was a day he never thought he'd ever see. i never thought i would ever see it. >> reporter: but it is now four years later and euphoria has given way to the harsh reality of economic pain. and there are scars created by a divided country. still, at times wrestling with issues of race
states a tougher challenge for romney. obama campaign officials argue polls of early voters in battleground states suggest their bank of obama votes means romney will have to win on election day well more than half the votes in key states to win. but the president is not relying solely on early voting or even on this new rekindled bipartisan pitch. in this state alone, diane, president obama and his allies have run 16,000 more ads than romney and his allies. and if that's not enough for you, on monday, president obama will be back here in ohio with bruce springsteen. diane? >> okay, thank you, jake. >>> and also tonight, the latest in our brand new daily abc news/"washington post" polls. tonight, the poll gives mitt romney a one-point edge. so, we asked abc's david muir to tell us his strategy for the final sprint. >> reporter: mitt romney bolting through the battlegrounds. today, on the campaign plane, it was the candidate taking pictures. romney capturing images of his staff sneaking a nap, as romney faces to the finish. in just the last 24 hours, virginia -- >> virginia,
. >>> with just six days to go to the election, president obama is showing a boost in swing state polling while mitt romney's campaign is expanding its battleground and claiming momentum. is mark matthews is is here now to sort out the two differ iting visions of how the race is shaping up in the final days. >> three new polls out of the all-important swing state of ohio giving barack obama a three to five-point lead in each of the polls. at the same time, mitt romney's campaign is buying ads in pennsylvania and minnesota and michigan. states thought to be firmly in the blue state column. at his first rally in the aftermath of sandy, mitt romney steered clear of any direct attacks on the president. but it was clear the political winds are picking back up. >> i don't just talk about change, i actually have a plan to execute change and to make it happen. >> romney was joined by former are florida governor jeb bush who downplayed the president's role in responding to the storm. >> my experience in this emergency response business is that it is the low he cal level and state level that really matte
appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts say all but a few voters have likely made up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> developing news for one of the areas hardest hit by the superstorm. con ed officials, say they could have power restored to all of manhattan by today. more than 4.1 million are without power across a dozen states. the election is forcing new jersey to get creative in the wake of sandy. officials plan to use military trucks to service polling places on election day in communities that don't have power. recovery marked by progress and frustration. in new york, people are hoping the commute will be better than yesterday new carpool rule required drivers to have at least three people in their car. lines were enormous. the death toll has climbed to 90, including two staten island toddlers, swept away by flood waters. >>> gas one of the most valuable commodities in new york and new jersey people are waiting up
poll found americans rate president obama's response to the superstorm, positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured new jersey with republican governor kristi. the governor usually one of the -- president's harshest critics had nothing but kind words. >> he was worked incredibly close me i cannot thank the president enough. -- >> reporter: both campaigns think they are winning. obama campaign points to the president leading or tied with romney. romney campaign says the president is playing defense in michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, democratic turf. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> the number of californians who can vote is at an all-time high. almost a million and a half new voters signed up online under the state's new law they tend to be younger and less leaning than the state's general voting population. >>> wet trip into work this morning. >>> sometimes rainex if conditions are correct, definitely going to be a tough commute this morning. looking at the golden gate bridge you can see the steadier rain over. definitel
-by-side with president obama, joining forces in this crisis. and just as our abc news/"washington post" poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat. your voice, your vote, and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisanship today, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems co
%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the governor, usually one of the president's harshest critics had nothing but find words for him. >> he's worked closely with me. and i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> reporter: both the romney and obama campaigns think they're winning. the obama campaign points to the president leading or tied with romney in the eight closest battlegrounds. while the romney campaign says the president's playing defense in michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, democratic turf. rob and sunny? >> at this point, no one really knows. five days and counting. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> and more than 1,000 people around louisville, kentucky, have spent the night out of their homes. they were forced to evacuate when fire erupted at the site of a t
. >>> campaign spin the obama and romney camps want you to hear following the jobs report. >> new poll showing where californians stand on repealing the death penalty. [ inaudible ] >>> welcome back to the abc7 morning news. you are looking live at the opening bell. >>> the unemployment rate crept up to 7.9% from .8%. how should we digest that? more on that with jane king. she will be reporting from bloomberg headquarters that has to do with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. right now we welcome to you the 6:30 half hour i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. first a check on our changing weather forecast. >>> some may say changing for the better especially if you are trying to get around this morning, doppler showing the dry weather outside. we have fog especially thick around livermore 3/4, quarter of a mile in napa, 3/4 in santa rosa everybody else doing okay. as we head towards the afternoon, around the bay high clouds and sunshine lunch upper 50s to mid 60s 4:00 mid to upper 60s inland the fog through around 9, 10:00 tops. if you are heading to the coast one of the cooler days there. high
/"washington post" poll shows the race is tied nationally. 49% for mitt romney. 49% for barack obama. but each side seems convinced they're winning. the obama campaign points to the battleground states. all eight of the states where the candidates are campaigning the hardest, the president is either tied or winning. but the romney campaign points to michigan, pennsylvania, and minnesota -- three states thought to be solidly democratic, but where obama is now playing defense. the president, back on the campaign trail today. going to wisconsin, colorado and nevada. mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia. george, you can expect both of them to be campaigning virtually nonstop between now and tuesday. >> no question about it. they're going to be focusing on the white battleground states and the pink in north carolina, over the next several days. we want to give you a sense of each side's strategy. what the obama campaign is trying to do is build a firewall in these three big, midwestern states. iowa, wisconsin, and ohio. he gets to 271 electoral votes. and if mitt romney wins all of the other batt
the race for the white house eight days till americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote" today president obama and governor romney put the bricks on the campaign until sandy is over. abc's jake tapper explains. >> reporter: president obama was a no show to his own rally in orlando, florida, this morning, whisked away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy, and to warn those in its path. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to show the president looking in command released these two photographs meeting with advisers preparing for the storm. between his and mitt romney's campaigns, 30 events have been canceled. two events went on without the president. including one in youngstown, ohio where many former president clinton and vice president biden got a firsthand feel for the storm's winds. those heavy winds and rain may impact early voting in ohio and four other contested states are directly in the storm's path also with early voting. s president is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail till wed
people. >> the latest poll still shows a tight race but new polls in three key states had president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> american people asking, who can they trust? >> barack obama should be the next president. >> and in ohio, ann romney got emotional as she asked for votes. >> we have come to know this country on an extraordinary level. i can't tell you how much i love it. >> michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. he had been critical of the president and mitt romney. today he said hurricane sandy reshaped his thinking and president obama will take action on climate change. >> a record number of californians now registered to vote in the election. 18 million people are eligible to cast ballots breaking the previous record set in 2009. the election officials say as many as half will vote by mail. >> the santa clara county registrar's office is ready for tuesday's election. a staff of volunteers and stand bys are signed up to help. officials say so far 31% of the nearly 600,000 vote by mail alts have already been returned f
: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll still shows a tight race. but three new polls in key battleground states has president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> the american people are asking themselves the question in these final days, who can they trust? >> reporter: bill clinton is working just as hard as the candidates. >> barack obama should be the next president. >> reporter: and in ohio, ann romney got emotional as she asked for votes. >> we have come to know this country on such an extraordinary level. and i can't even tell you how much i love it. >> reporter: yesterday, new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. the independent mayor has been critical of both the president and mitt romney. but he said sandy changed his thinking and that president obama will take action on climate change. rob and sunny, back to you. >> karen, thanks a lot. tuesday night, let abc be your place for live up-to-the-minute results with george stephanopoulos and diane sawyer. >>> the former president of penn state has been charged wit
campaign heading to new states. and new polls showing president obama holding slim leads in the key battlegrounds. it's "your voice, your vote." and abc's jonathan karl is in tampa, florida. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, the superstorm didn't delay the campaign for long. both vice president biden and mitt romney will be campaigning hard down here all day long in florida. the storm has forced the president to cancel several campaign events. but it has also given him a chance to show some presidential leadership. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy. no red tape. get resources where they're needed. >> reporter: and later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fis
abc news/washington post poll shows a tight race, but some have president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> the american people are asking themselves the question these final days, who can they trust? >> reporter: bill clinton is working just as hard as the candidates. >> barack obama should be the next president. >> reporter: and in ohio, ann romney got emotional as she asked for votes. >> we have come to know this country on such an extraordinary level, and i can't even tell you how much i love it. >> reporter: yesterday new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. the independent mayor has been critical of both the president and mitt romney, but he said that sandy changed his thinking and that president obama will take action on climate change. rob and sunny, back to you. >> all right, karen. thanks a lot. >>> and sandy could end up having a major impact, in fact, on the elections because so many polling places are destroyed or damaged. officials are now ordering generators, moving voting locations and figuring ou
the elections. nine days until voters go to the polls. >> we have seen some of the effect. both governor romney and president obama have canceled effe events in virginia. one big impact right now. it's going to expect their effort to get out the vote. early voting didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. >> i wonder if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, the des moines register, the largest newspaper endorsed romney. >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. >> he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio.
. >> if the president can get elected he'll be the first one to do that. polls from ohio not uniform. most do have the president ahead. that persisted for weeks. tonight barack obama is the favorite. >ovcs5nk you. >> to give you an idea of where the election will be decided took at the -- take a look at the map. red ones for rom nee. pink for leaning for rom fee. there are now eight battle ground states in white. nevada, ohio, and just enough votes to sway the election. i should be a fascinate being election. >> we could have a strong indication of who the next president is going to be before election day. >> outcome could depend how well rg >> wall street prices down, dow jones dropped 139 points today off 250 for the week. nasdaq fell 37. apple took a 20 point plunge. oil stocks suffering, chevron reporting income down 33% it also sold oil and gas at lower prices over the customer. demand so far because of the economy. here is a bay area ipo that did well, restoration hardware opened trading today. it's stock shot up 30%. rh sells upscale furniture and raised $124 million by going public. >> ele
. bloomberg business report straight ahead. >>> president obama and mitt romney begin a last minute push today to sway voters. what a new poll reveals about the impact of superstorm candy. >>> pedal power at the stick, how the 49ers want to make it easier [ inaudible ] . good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back. here's a look at live doppler, drying trend for part s of the bay area north and peninsula drizzle main problem south bay and east bay lighter rain. snow up in the mountains, you do not need chains. temperatures this afternoon low to mid 70s, sacramento, fresno upper 60s los angeles and san diego, palm springs 87, scattered showers tahoe and yosemite mid to upper 50s. >>> governor brown will be in san francisco today making a last minute push
, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote," and tonight, our brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today, and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. george? >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg, of new york city, independent mayor michael bloomberg, had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse. today he came out and said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. of course, that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday, and the poll you just cited, diane, also shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who
the polls close. we'll have live updates all night long on facebook and through twitter. >> today president obama gathers top aides to meet with state and local officials from states impacted by hurricane sandy. today he and his cabinet members will hold conference calls with the governors of new jersey and connecticut to make sure that fema is doing everything possible with the recovery. he wants to avoid the problems in hurricane katrina disaster. >> ordered that resources are available as soon as they needed them. not let the red tape get in the way of solving problems especially when it came to local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. >> following today's meetings, they will fan out and visit storm damaged communities throughout the region. to make sure that necessary resources are being provided. mitt romney gave the republican address with his own comments. >> our thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast. americans come together in times of crisis. our first impulse is to come to the aid of those in need. this time it will be no different and help our f
. most notably, ohio. according to a quinnipiac/"the new york times" poll that we got yesterday, halloween, obama is up by five points, 50-45 over romney in ohio. if, you know, like i said you don't know the impact of the storm. you've don't know, every poll says something different. so you don't know how it will play out. all eyes really ohio and florida. but then democrats could be losing ground, in what they thought were solid blue states including michigan and minnesota now. >> you would think though the folks in florida, with all of the hurricanes that they get, they want someone they can respond vigorously and robustly to this type of tragedy. and with chris christie, again, vouching for president obama, i would think that would have some sort of effect on perhaps florida voters. >> you know what else, i hope i haven't, mentioned new orleans on the show this week. i think when the way you see politicians and your local leaders, even media, wall to wall coverage. to me all of this living through this for a second time is proof of how katrina changed the nation's psychology
to the polls. how do any affect this? >> we've seen both governor romney and president obama have to cancel events, obama in virginia, and adjust their schedules. president obama canceling an event in colorado. that's one big impact right now and also it will affect their efforts to get out the vote and early voting didn't seem to have much effect on the early voting in florida yesterday but could complicate efforts to get out the vote in virginia and ohio, two other key states that will be impacted by the storm and finally if this storm is as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder if you're the president, how do you manage campaigning because the job is truly on the line with governing and managing perhaps a large disaster response. >> you show you're in touch. that's why the president put out photos of him talking to the director of the federal emergency management agency and he also is returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancel
. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama is said to be going to fema headquarters today to get a briefing and begin monitoring storm conditions. >>> local democratic and republican parties are ramping up their efforts to make sure voters get to the polls. all over the bay area phone banks are up and calling people in both parties. abc7 news reporter thomas ramon has the story from oakland. >> she is a volunteer going door to door in this direct to make sure the voters know the issues and get out to vote. she's part of a few dozen men and women who volunteer to walk precincts for "oakland rising." she said this is important enough to do whatever she can do to help. if they see my face, they see my face and then i can get them out and tell them it's important, we need you. >> this election has local, as well as national issues that everyone should be concerned about, according to this woman, the executive director of oakland rising. >> we want to make sure people are clear about what is going to be on the ballot and make sure
.com. the mommy the polls close. we will have live updates all night long on facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter at abc7 news bay area. >>> today president obama gathers together his top aids to meet with state and local officials impacted by super storm sandy. the president toured some of the worst-hit areas of new jersey with governor chris christie earlier in the week. today he and his cabinet members will hold conference calls to make sure fema and other federal agencies are doing everything possible to help with the recovery. he said he wants to avoid the problems experienced in the hurricane katrina disaster. >>> ordered that resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. and i instructed my team not to let red tape and burr rock case get in the waive solving problems. especially when it came to making sure local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. >> following the meeting they will fan out and visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to see if resources are being provided. >>> it's a simple procedure, get a reve
realtime results on abc7 news.com. the moment the polls close. we will have live updates all night long on facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter at abc7 news bay area. >>> today president obama gathers together his top aids to meet with state and local officials impacted by super storm sandy. the president toured some of the worst-hit areas of new jersey with governor chris christie earlier in the week. today he and his cabinet members will hold conference calls to make sure fema and other federal agencies are doing everything possible to help with the recovery. he said he wants to avoid the problems experienced in the hurricane katrina disaster. >>> ordered that resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. and i instructed my team not to let red tape and burr rock case k -- bureaucracy get in the waive solving problems. especially when it came to making sure local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. >> following the meeting they will fan out and visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to see if resources are b
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